Marlins Acquire Mike Cameron

The Marlins have acquired outfielder Mike Cameron from the Red Sox, according to the Marlins' official Twitter page.  Boston will receive a player to be named later or cash considerations in return.

The Red Sox will likely receive some cash back for Cameron rather than a PTBNL, a team source tells Alex Speier of WEEI.com.  When all is said and done, the Red Sox will pay about $3MM of the $3.6MM owed to Cameron, tweets Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com.  As of right now, however, Florida will be responsible for less than $200K of Cameron's remaining salary, tweets Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel. 

Cameron, 38, was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on June 30th.  The veteran was expected to hit left-handed pitching this year, but he posted a .143/.214/.302 line in 70 plate appearances against southpaws. 

The centerfielder could have a chance to be an everyday player in Florida as Chris Coghlan has struggled offensively this season and will be out-of-action as he rehabs a knee injury.  The Marlins are Cameron's eighth career club.


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